Aging Concerns Checklist

Aging Concerns Checklist

Are you concerned about an aging loved one? Use the following checklist to help you understand the types of concerns you are having.

Emotional Issues

  • Have you noticed less interest in activities they once enjoyed?
  • Have they experienced a recent death (spouse, friend, pet)?
  • Are they anxious perhaps over issues related to their finances or health?

Environmental Issues

  • Is their home not as clean and safe as in the past?
  • Is there clutter that has begun to accumulate?
  • Is there little or spoiled food in the refrigerator?
  • Does the car have unexplained dents or scratches?

Financial Issues

  • Is there unopened mail?
  • Are there automatic payments coming out of their checking account and you do not recognize the source?
  • Does there appear to be frequent package deliveries?

Intellectual Issues

  • Are they forgetting recent information or small details?
  • Is their clothing inappropriate to the season?
  • Have they gotten lost in a familiar place?

Physical Issues

  • Do you suspect vision or hearing problems have worsened?
  • Are there a large number of different and/or expired medications from different doctors?
  • Has there been significant weight loss or gain recently?
  • Do they appear not to be brushing their hair or shaving as often as in the past?
  • Are they avoiding driving to new destinations or at night?
  • Have there been any recent falls?

Social Issues

  • Are they talking and having visits with friends less regularly?
  • Have they dropped out of a card group or other regular social gatherings?
  • Has their television viewing increased or decreased?

Spiritual Issues

  • Has their interest in spiritual or religious matters suddenly declined or increased?
  • Do they talk about end-of-life issues?

Vocational Issues

  • Do they no longer volunteer when they once did?
  • Has their interest in their hobbies or favorite pursuits declined?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, contact us or call today, 614-231-1890 for a free phone consultation with a Geriatric Social Worker at Jewish Family Services. 

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